MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 167 this week

Zen (2009)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 445 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

'Zen' Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji is a very important religious person during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago. After his mother died, he decides to move to China and settle as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 10 Feb 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 30 Mar 2011
 
a list of 67 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1114 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 8 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Search for "Zen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Zen (2009)

Zen (2009) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Zen.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kankurô Nakamura ...
Dôgen (as Kantarô Nakamura)
Yuki Uchida ...
Orin
...
Jakuen / Kugyô Minamotono
Kengo Kôra ...
Shunryô
Ken'ichirô Yasui ...
Gikai
Jun Murakami ...
Ejô
Masanobu Katsumura ...
Yoshishige Hatano
...
Tokiyori Hôjô
Tianyong Zheng ...
Nyôjô
Masahiko Nishimura ...
Setsu-ô
Shun Sugata ...
Kônin
Shô Aikawa ...
Matsuzô
Takashi Sasano ...
Rôsô
Keiko Takahashi ...
Ishi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiyomi Doi
Edit

Storyline

'Zen' Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji is a very important religious person during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago. After his mother died, he decides to move to China and settle as a Buddhist teacher. One bright morning, enlightened, Zenji returns to Japan as a devoted evangelist of the 'new' Buddhism. However, this new form of Buddhism is not accepted in all communities. Written by Rene Guillot

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 January 2009 (Japan)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I loved this movie--- so good
26 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie at the UW screening before it is released nationwide. I have to say that I am deeply moved by it despite the fact that some of the Chinese characters are played by Japanese.There are several scenes that are so captivating, leaving my heart filled with excitement, joy and at the same time sorrow. The last few scenes really made this movie stand out. I especially enjoyed the little girl's explanation of what she is doing and how this is reflected in the Buddha in her heart. I believe that the Buddha in everyone's mind might be different from one another. The pursuit of the truth, tranquility and beauty might take different pathways. But what this movie reveals is the eternal power of what a man can achieve and what a man should give up. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in some of the concepts conveyed so beautifully and profoundly.


48 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Could You live like this? l-kempson
Discuss Zen (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?